CSL Daily 02/03/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s short story “The Shoddy Lands” was published in the February, 1956 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself.”

The Shocking Alternative
(Given as a talk on the BBC on 2/1/1942)

Q02-03 (Happiness and Peace)

CSL Daily 01/29/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis preached his final sermon, “A Slip of the Tongue” on January 29, 1956. It was preached at Evernsong at Magdalene College.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“For it is not so much of our time and so much of our attention that God demands; it is not even all our time and all our attention: it is our selves.”

A Slip of the Tongue
(Sermon preached on 1/29/1956)

Q01-29 (What God Demands)

CSL Daily 12/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On December 1, 1956 Lewis had “Behind the Scenes” published in Time and Tide. It is reprinted in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If it is true that all our enjoyment of the images, without remainder, can be explained in terms of infantile sexuality, then, I confess, our literary judgements are in ruins. But I do not believe it is true.”

Psycho-Analysis and Literary Criticism
(Published in Selected Literary Essays; released on 12/4/1969)

CSL Daily 11/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Turn of the Tide” is a Lewis poem that was published on Nov. 1, 1948 in Punch (Almanac). Revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I saw how stories of this kind [fairy stories] could steal past a certain inhabitant which had paralysed much of my own religion  in childhood.”

Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said
(First published in The New York Times Book Review on 11/18/1956)

CSL Daily 11/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said” was first published on Nov. 18, 1956 in The New York Times Book Review.

HEAR A PODCAST ABOUT THIS ESSAY – All About Jack episode – Essay Chat with Dr. Holly Ordway

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A book worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then.”

Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said
(First published in The New York Times Book Review on 11/18/1956)